Vontaze Burfict Suspended for Violations of Safety Rules: Details, Reaction

January 12, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL has suspended Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict three games after his hit on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in their Wild Card Round matchup Saturday.
The league announced Burfict's suspension Monday. It will span the first three contests of the 2016 season. The league cited "repeated violations of safety-related playing rules" when handing down the penalty. 
Burfict will appeal the suspension, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Burfict went high and hit Brown's head on an incomplete pass late in the fourth quarter. Brown suffered a concussion on the play, and Burfict received a personal-foul penalty that altered the game's landscape. As trainers and Steelers coaches tended to Brown, Bengals cornerback Adam Jones drew another 15-yard personal-foul penalty that put Pittsburgh in field-goal range.
Chris Boswell then hit a 35-yard field goal to give the Steelers a 18-16 win.
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